Coltrane’s Ascension Celebrated in Chicago

Source: Elastic Arts

John Coltrane‘s Ascension: 50th Anniversary Celebration feautring Galaxxu, Set Self on Fire, Aaron Zarzutzki, Andrea Malek, Julia Miller and Elbio Barilari
Saturday, February 20
9:00 PM
Elastic Arts
3429 W Diversey, Chicago, IL 60647

50 years ago this Feburary, John Coltrane’s Ascension album was released. Called “torch that lit the free jazz thing”, this was a landmark piece of music for both Coltrane and the whole music world.

On February 20th we will celebrate this special anniversary at Elastic Arts. Galaxxu and Set Self on Fire will each perform short sets to get things started, then both bands will combine along with special guests Aaron Zarzutzki, Andrea Malek, Julia Miller and Elbio Barilari for a tribute performance inspired by the groundbreaking album. The twelve person ensemble will include three guitars, two saxophones through effects, two drummers, cornet, bass, keys, mod synth, and bassoon.

Alexander Adams – percussion
Corey Lyons – guitar/effects/objects
Zachary Mark – bass
Marc Williams – saxophone/effects

Set Self on Fire
Ben Lamar Gay – cornet/vox/misc
Daniel Van Duerm – keys/electronics/tapes
Reid Karris – prepared guitar
Brendan McAlinden – drums/cymbals/aux

Special Guests
Aaron Zarzutzki – modular synth
Andrea Malek – bassoon
Julia Miller – electric guitar/synth
Elbio Barilari – sax/effects